Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Despite utter exhaustion, we failed to adjust to the new time change our first day. No surprise.. We were buzzing about with dark eye circles and retarded jokes at 6am. By 9:30 we made our way to the town square...sadly without Peter who was being lazy. Actually, very sick. Pray that he continues to feel better and nobody else falls under the shadow of the plague.
We spent some time exploring, consuming gelato, walking on awesome cobble stones, and imbibing in vasts amounts of water. The weather is gorgeous, but hot and a few off us have turned a slightly startling rosey color.
We reconvened at an outside restaurant to drink water and other more exciting, refreshing beverages. We heard the Town Hall clock and saw the fanfare of noon in Poznan. Unfortunately only a few of us were ambitious enough to quit panting in the shade and see the goats methodically bonk heads above the clock face.
We crammed ourselves into a couple trams and found a new mall with a new Pizza Hut to devour a lunch in air conditioned bliss. It was then Bubu's pleasure to take us on a long walk through a very different sort of Poznan with a creek, abdandoned railroad tracks, and lots and lots of grass and prickles. We emerged from our exploratory ramblings in front of a Christian school where some of us practiced music while others coughed and/or dozed off (including a few of our fearless leaders).
Encouraged by our singing sucess and weary from our escapade through uncharted territory, we returned to the hostel to find Peter alive and three of our four missing suitcases. Nathaniel and his suitcase remain estranged.
Please pray with us-
- That Peter and those struggling with jetlag, colds, and damaged knees would continue to feel better.
-That Nathaniel and his suitcase would be reunited.
-That the Alaskan team would make it to the hostel safely and recover from their wearisome journey,
-That our practice and choir debute would go well tomorrow.
-That God would open doors for conversation and witness to Polish people.
We all feel immensly blessed to be here!